EasyJet resumes flights to hundreds of destinations this summer

in News · 02-06-2020 15:56:00 · 5 Comments

EasyJet has announced that it will fly up to three quarters of its usual route network in July and August.

EasyJet plans to fly 50 percent of its 1,022 routes in July and 75 percent in August, although with a lower frequency of flights equivalent to about 30 percent of normal capacity from July to September.

The airline will operate 50 destinations in July and 59 in August from and to Portugal from its 4 main airports (Lisbon, Porto, Faro and Funchal). There will be fewer flight frequencies on offer, however, easyJet predicts that about 78 percent and 92 percent of the routes serving Portugal will fly in these two summer months. Serving Portugal from north to south equally, easyJet further strengthens its position as a truly national company, which in these difficult times continues to make Portugal known to the world and to allow the Portuguese to fly safely and at affordable prices.

José Lopes, general director of easyJet Portugal, said: "We are pleased to announce that we will be travelling on most of our routes across Europe, which means that customers can still reach their chosen destination for this year's summer vacation. Our main goal is to help our customers fly again."

EasyJet has announced that it will start flights from 15 June and will implement a series of measures developed jointly with aviation authorities, EASA and ICAO and nationally to help ensure the safety and well-being of passengers and of the crew.

These measures also include improved cleaning and disinfection of aircraft and the requirement that passengers and crew must wear masks. Customers will be able to practice social distance at airports, at gates and during boarding. On board, and whenever possible, the crew will invite passengers to distance themselves from customers who do not belong to the same group when seats are available.

Additional cleaning and disinfection procedures for aircraft cabins are at the top of a daily cleaning schedule. All planes will be subject to a daily disinfection process, which provides surface protection against viruses for at least 24 hours.

All passengers and crew will have to wear masks on board at all times. To minimise crew movements within the cabin and maintain the highest levels of hygiene possible, the Bistro e Boutique service will not be available. In addition, all flights will be supplied with extra sanitary equipment, including masks, gloves and hand sanitizer, to ensure that they are always available to customers and crew on board, if necessary. EasyJet airplanes are already equipped with the most advanced air filtration technology, using highly efficient particle detention filters or HEPA filters, with the ability to capture 99.97 percent of airborne contaminants such as viruses and bacteria. These filters are the same as those used in hospitals and through them the air in the cabin is constantly filtered and replaced and fresh air is introduced into the cabin every 3-4 minutes.

To protect customers and ground crew at the airport, our customers can use our automated baggage drop-off counters to check in their hold baggage and monitors will be installed at the check-in counters at airports where the automatic bag delivery is not available. Onboard and shore crews will not handle any customer documents during the boarding process; therefore, passengers must present and scan their own documents. EasyJet already encourages all customers to check in online and download their boarding pass on their smartphone or print it out before arriving at the airport. Our ground crew will also wear gloves and masks at all times when transporting the customer's luggage to and from the plane.

Other recommendations for airports indicate that there may also be local measures implemented at airports, such as mandatory use of masks, self-declaration forms to be filled out before departure and temperature control. EasyJet is working with all airports in which it operates to understand what measures will be taken to protect customers.

EasyJet will continue to work with all relevant national authorities to assess, review and adapt necessary measures in the long term.


Comments:

I have spent £700 on 3 separate return flights which 2 have been cancelled in April and 1 is to Turkey in July from Liverpool I have received confirmation that I have requested a refund for 2 that easy jet cancelled but heard nothing, since it is nearly 90 days and I booked on easyjet app. I cannot get through on the telephone when will I be receiving my money back.

By Julie O'Callaghan from UK on 04-06-2020 05:13

I applied for a voucher as my flight was cancelled but I have not received it thus not allowing me to book another flight. As flights are getting more expensive and fewer I will be out of pocket if I want to fly soon. Please let me know when I will receive this voucher as I can't contact you in any way

By Sheila from UK on 04-06-2020 03:43

I originally was flying on the 14th of April and paid for extra leg room seats and had to change flight my baggage was transferred to my new flight but not my seats flying from southend

By Patrick Byrne from UK on 04-06-2020 08:25

Hii, in July easyjet flight ti turkey frim Belfast??

By Sanda Vilaka from Other on 03-06-2020 12:12

I booked flights for my daughters family through my works email address and I have been furloughed and cannot change the flights I was wondering when the phone lines for easyjet will open so I can change the flights

By Carolyn from UK on 03-06-2020 11:40
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